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My guess is that Netanyahu was betting on Obama's caving in. He did cave in on too

many demands of the Right-Wingers in his first 6 years as president. Seems to have changed recently.
This must have been a big surprise - if not complete shock - to Netanyahu.

Just read up on Sen. Ted Cruz in Wikipedia. He graduated from Princeton cum laude, was the

highest ranked debater in the Princeton University Debating Team, studied law at Harvard and
graduated magna cum laude.

I agree that his political values are radically different from mine. I think that his values-system
are like those of a psychopath, but that doesn't mean he does not have a great intellect. I
think he does have a great intellect for doing evil, and the harm he will do this country as
president could be incalculable.

Intellect and values-systems are two different concepts. I think, for example, most corporate
CEOs are highly intelligent people, but this does not prevent some of them from having
psychopathic personalities, and behaving as such.

I wonder if you would add to the above a sixth area: the militarization of all police departments

across the entire land.

I've for some time noticed that this "new American political system" is largely made
up of members of the Neo-Cons, the Corporatists, the former Southern Democrats,
the Fundamentalist Religionists, and recently have also been joined by the Tea Partiers.

Some of these people joined the Republican Party some 50 years ago, worked their
way up the political power system from within, and succeeded in kicking out the old-
timer Republican bigwigs. They have changed the Republican Party, but apparently
decided to keep the old Republican name, and have hidden the inside coup very
well indeed, so that the old-timer Republican masses to this day don't even know that
an inside-coup had taken place.

They are no longer Republicans, except in name only.

Talk about fooling the masses -- these are Master Magicians and Deceptionists. I
think Democrats would have to decide to give them a new name -- and really refer
to them by this new name as often as possible -- as "Republicans" are not about to do
it themselves, since it is working so well for them.

I don't particularly like Hillary either, but I would vote for her against any Republican. One

Democratic vote not used means one vote less for the Democrats. It's helping the Republicans.
Why would you want to help the Republicans?

Just think of only one (but an important) point alone: If a vacancy in the Supreme Court should
take place, Hillary would surely not appoint a Republican to replace him/her. A Republican
president definitely would. Right now the Republicans already control the Supreme Court and both
Houses of Congress. If they should also win the White House in 2016, Gold help the USA!!!

Please don't let your opinion of Hillary's many faults blind you to the whole big political picture!
We simply can't afford to lose in 2016 !!!

We need all the help we can get.

Michigan revives plan to rig the 2016 Elections to help Republicans win. And election-rigging

is a crime. And this will be going on in most states -- as usual. Are we Democrats going to
take this lying down -- again? Let's hope NOT!!! We have time enough to make them pay
for their crimes -- and pay heavily, this time!!! Forewarned is forearmed.


The vast majority of Americans would like to see the super-rich pay at least their

fair share of taxes. Increasing the taxes on the super-rich could be easily accomplished
by removing the loop-holes (a euphemism for "legal cheating"). This is one of the many
big and important items the rich are getting away with.

Another example of a big item would be pollution of the environment, which is not only
creating havoc for human beings, but is also responsible for the extinction of hundreds, if
not thousands, of species of animals. Corporations deny it, of course, but the vast
majority of Americans know they are lying so as to make more profit. They couldn't
care less about human and animal lives, as long as big profits are to be made. Yet
corporations have been always getting their way thus far.

The majority of us know that corporation-led industries are among the most dishonest,
crooked and corrupt of people. They are responsible for our nation's decay and degeneration. The present-day financial inequality of the haves from the have-nots
has increased some ten times in the last 40 years alone.

This makes me wonder, what percentage of Americans really vote Republican during election time, when their lying, crooked ways are known by most Americans? In short,
does any non-Republican know to what degree fraudulent voting is being carried out
by them? We all have heard of some of their dirty tricks during election time:
gerrymandering, Republican-made electronic voting machines, making picture ID-cards
mandatory before one can vote (and which the poor can't afford).....etc. ad infinitum.....

If we add the dirty tricks and the number of false, dishonest votes together, my impression is that the percentage of cheating going on must be enormous. My guess is that they are running, at the very least, into the double-digits

We are dealing with gangsters and Al Capones, and such people should not even be
allowed to run for high office, in the first place.

This has been going on for several decades. What would it take to make a Democrat
mad enough to want to fight back == and fight back effectively against being taken advantage of and having been abused for such a long time?

I sometimes wonder if the Republicans have ever won any general election
honestly in the past 40 years. Yet they are officially winning roughly half the time.

Eric Holder gives Prosecutors 90 Days to File Charges on 2008 Wall Street Collapse. Wow! Finally!

Holder said that he has given his underlings three months to determine whether they can secure indictments against bankers who are widely believed to have committed fraud while issuing, packaging, marketing and selling the residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) that caused last decade's multi-trillion dollar global financial meltdown.

Holder also stated that he believed prosecutions have not resulted from the 2008 global financial collapse "not for lack of trying."

"These are the kinds of cases that people come to the Justice Department to make," he said. "Young people who want to be assistant US Attorneys in the Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of Virginia and San Francisco live for these cases. The inability to make them, at least at this point, has not been a result of a lack of effort."


5 Reasons why Warren might run,

1.) A formidable progressive challenger to Hillary Clinton doesn't emerge. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Vice President Biden and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are often listed as Democratic alternatives to the all-but-declared Clinton candidacy. But none has Warren's star power among the progressive base....................

2.) Donors rally behind Warren. Warren has already proven herself to be a prodigious fundraiser. donors." .................

3.) It's now or never. At 65, Warren is only one year younger than Clinton, even though age concerns tend to be raised more often in the latter’s case. ..........................

4.) The economy dips again. Clinton has been tight-lipped about her 2016 economic pitch, but liberals are hoping she'll offer a plan that would expand Social Security and increase big bank regulations. If she doesn't, they hope a Democratic primary challenger would push her to the left. .......................

5.) Hillary sits it out. If Clinton doesn't run for president, the Democratic field would be wide open and Warren would be a front-runner........................."That’s the beauty of presidential politics, you never know what random plot twist is going to catapult a random candidate into the spotlight," Singer added.


Here are five reasons the left hears "yes" when Warren says "no."

Supporters on the left are moving full-steam ahead with efforts to draft her into the 2016 race, believing it’s only a matter of time before the Massachusetts senator changes her mind — and becomes the populist challenger to Hillary Clinton that they think the party desperately needs.

1.) She hasn't definitively ruled out a presidential run.

2.) She's distancing herself from President Obama.

3.) She hasn't ordered the grass roots groups to shut it down.

4.) Her promotional tour didn’t end after the midterms.

5.) She's remained tight-lipped about Hillary Clinton.


Big Backers of Clinton Foundation found in leaked Swiss Bank files:

According to the Guardian newspaper, which broke the story, on Tuesday:

Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva.

They include Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation.

Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over growing economic inequality in the US and is expected to make the issue a cornerstone of her widely anticipated presidential campaign in 2016. However, political observers are increasingly asking whether the former secretary of state’s focus on wealth inequality sits uncomfortably with the close relationships she and her husband have nurtured with some of the world’s richest individuals


The above doesn't look good for Hillary, unless she has a good explanation for it.
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